APRIL EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

The 10th Annual Newberg Camellia Festival & Run/Walk
Saturday, April 7

This FREE, full day festival starts with a 5k and 10k run/walk coordinated by Chehalem Parks and Rec., and features performances throughout the day by groups such as UNIT SOUZOU, Lee's Golden Dragon Lion and Dragon Dance Association, and Oregon Koto-Kai. Vendors from around the region sell food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture.  The Forecourt Tent features demonstrations and hands-on art-activities for kids.  Historic city tours will give visitors a look at Newberg's favorite historic sites.  The festival is also host to the Oregon Camellia Society's bloom show, highlighting the official Newberg city flower and its Asian origins.  Plant sales will run throughout the festival, offering gardeners an opportunity to purchase unique plants and garden art. There's something for all ages and interests!  The annual event is on Saturday, April 7 at the Chehalem Cultural Center: 415 E. Sheridan in Newberg.  Call (503) 487-6883 and go to www.newbergcamelliafestival.com.




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Dine the Couve
October 1 - 31
(Southwest Washington)

During the entire month of October, restaurants from across the city of Vancouver will offer special 3 for $23 menus that showcase what they do best.  That means it can be the traditional three-course meal of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, or eateries can take a more unique approach by mixing in craft drink pairings, a variety of small plates, and other options.  Feeling ambitious (and hungry)?  This year, 31 restaurants are participating—that's one menu to try each day of the month!...More 

Wild Mushroom Celebration
October 1 - November 15
(Southwest Washington)

Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration‘s series of events honoring the Pacific Northwest's delectable, edible wild mushrooms.  Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season!...More

Clark County ScareGround's
Haunted House Scream Park
October 5 - November 4
(Southwest Washington)

The Clark County ScareGround's is the Northwest's premier all-ages Halloween event located on the 170-acre Clark County Event Center campus in Ridgefield, WA.  Featuring four Haunted Houses, the Scream Parlor, Midway & Exhibits, photo ops, and ghouls galore!  The ScareGround's is the #1 destination for a scary-good time this October...More 

Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show
October 19 - 20

Come see traditional and contemporary work by quiltmakers living in the Columbia River Gorge.  Special exhibitions by Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge and nationally recognized fiber artist Pat Pauly known for her improvisational technique and bold use of color.  Enjoy on-going demonstrations; shop at vendor booths and the popular Quilter's Market, a treasure trove of new and gently used items at bargain prices...More

81st Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival
October 19 - 20

The 81st Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival is October 19 - 20 in Merrill, Oregon.  The 'Spud Bowl' is at Lost River High School Friday night.  On Saturday, the Parade begins at 11 a.m., featuring our Potato Festival Queen and Court, high school bands and many others.  Afterward there is a FREE BBQ with BBQ beef and locally grown baked potatoes, exhibits and vendors, arts and crafts, as well as a beer garden featuring several craft brews and live music. This historical community festival is a great experience for all ages...More